I guess it was an accident waiting to happen…it’s what hanging around in places with lots of books does to you (as a librarian’s trainee). 😉
I started having these “great ideas” for notebooks and the like. Just the same old stuff, my own marbled paper (in silver oil paint, very lovely on a dark background!) and my love for pretty paper. Kraft, which is just great in its brown unbleachedness and some fanciful ones, like japanese lace paper (mizutamashi) and conté paper in vibrant dark blue.